oversolicitous love

Definitions

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  • adj. excessively solicitous

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Most people find Her a little garrulous and oversolicitous, but She cannot be accused of not caring.

    'Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives'

  • Was it his imagination, or was Kaelor a bit overalert, oversolicitous?

    Roger MacBride

  • Since he had a project of his own, he was only too glad to see the last of his oversolicitous family for awhile.

    Ralestone Luck

  • Since he had a project of his own, he was only too glad to see die last of his oversolicitous family for awhile.

    Ralestone Luck

  • This alone was more afflicting to me than the shame of faltering before so many witnesses, which, notwithstanding, was sufficiently painful; for though not oversolicitous of praise, I was feelingly alive to shame; yet I can truly affirm, the dread of being reprimanded by Miss Lambercier alarmed me less than the thought of making her uneasy.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Richard Weissbourd, a psychologist at Harvard's School of Education and the Kennedy School of Government, recounts the anecdote about Chris's oversolicitous stepfather in "

    The Praise Craze

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